Syllabus for Photochemistry
A revised version of the syllabus is available.
- 10 credits
- Course code: 1KB753
- Education cycle: Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
- G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
- G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
- G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
- GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
- A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
- AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
- Established: 2008-03-13
- Established by:
- Revised: 2018-08-30
- Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
- Applies from: Spring 2019
120 credits with 90 credits in chemistry and physics, including at least 60 credits in chemistry. Spectroscopy, 10 credits, and Chemical Bonding and Computational Chemistry, 10 credits, or equivalent, are recommended. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
- Responsible department: Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- describe and explain photochemical and photophysical processes and mechanisms with suitable theoretical models, and apply established experimental methods for the investigation of these processes
- describe the interaction of excited states with their surroundings and analyse photoinduced electron transfer and excitation energy transfer with quantitative models
- apply knowledge about photochemical and photophysical processes and the reactivity of excited states to explain applications in photochemical energy conversion and other selected issues.
Excited states,radiative and non-radiative deexcitation, potential energy surfaces, reaction dynamics, electron and energy transfer, pericyclic reactions.
Selected applications in e.g. solar cells, photocatalysis and artificial photosynthesis, natural photosynthesis and other biological photoprocesses, atmospheric chemistry.
Lectures, problem solving classes, demonstrations and laboratory exercises.
Written examination at the end of the course, 8 credits. The laboratory course corresponds to 2 credits.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.
Applies from: Autumn 2019
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